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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832746/evaluation-of-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-and-without-heart-failure-in-primary-care
#1
Antonio José Lagoeiro Jorge, Maria Luiza Garcia Rosa, Dayse Mary da Silva Correia, Wolney de Andrade Martins, Diana Maria Martinez Ceron, Leonardo Chaves Ferreira Coelho, William Shinji Nobre Soussume, Hye Chung Kang, Samuel Datum Moscavitch, Evandro Tinoco Mesquita
BACKGROUND: Heart failure (HF) is a major public health issue with implications on health-related quality of life (HRQL). OBJECTIVE: To compare HRQL, estimated by the Short-Form Health Survey (SF-36), in patients with and without HF in the community. METHODS: Cross-sectional study including 633 consecutive individuals aged 45 years or older, registered in primary care. The subjects were selected from a random sample representative of the population studied...
September 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793099/factors-associated-with-the-functional-capacity-of-older-adults-with-leprosy
#2
Paula Sacha Frota Nogueira, Marilia Braga Marques, Janaina Fonseca Victor Coutinho, Juliana Cunha Maia, Maria Josefina da Silva, Escolástica Rejane Ferreira Moura
Objective: to investigate the association between socio-demographic and clinical factors and the functional capacity of older adults with leprosy. Method: cross-sectional analytical study conducted in Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil, with 77 older adult patients with leprosy in a referral service, through interview, medical records and application of the Katz Index and the Lawton and Brody Scale. Results: the mean age was 68.23 years, with prevalence of men, in stable union/married, with mean monthly family income of 2...
July 2017: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489183/frequency-and-factors-associated-with-falls-in-adults-aged-55-years-or-more
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Sabrina Canhada Ferrari Prato, Selma Maffei de Andrade, Marcos Aparecido Sarria Cabrera, Renata Maciulis Dip, Hellen Geremias Dos Santos, Mara Solange Gomes Dellaroza, Arthur Eumann Mesas
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to analyze the frequency and factors associated with falls in adults aged 55 years or more. METHODS: This is a study inserted into another population-based study with representative sample of persons aged 40 years or more of the urban area in a medium-sized municipality of the State of Paraná, Brazil, in 2011. That study obtained demographic and socioeconomic data and characteristics related to life habits, health conditions, and functional capacity (n = 1,180)...
April 27, 2017: Revista de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117470/pulmonary-function-in-children-and-adolescents-with-sickle-cell-disease-have-we-paid-proper-attention-to-this-problem
#4
Ana Karine Vieira, Cristina Gonçalves Alvim, Maria Cristina Marquez Carneiro, Cássio da Cunha Ibiapina
Objective: To evaluate pulmonary function and functional capacity in children and adolescents with sickle cell disease. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study involving 70 children and adolescents (8-15 years of age) with sickle cell disease who underwent pulmonary function tests (spirometry) and functional capacity testing (six-minute walk test). The results of the pulmonary function tests were compared with variables related to the severity of sickle cell disease and history of asthma and of acute chest syndrome...
November 2016: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia: Publicaça̋o Oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099587/non-invasive-ventilation-in-patients-with-heart-failure-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#5
REVIEW
Hugo Souza Bittencourt, Helena França Correia Dos Reis, Melissa Santos Lima, Mansueto Gomes
Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) may perfect respiratory and cardiac performance in patients with heart failure (HF). The objective of the study to establish, through systematic review and meta-analysis, NIV influence on functional capacity of HF patients. A systematic review with meta-analysis of randomized studies was carried out through research of databases of Cochrane Library, SciELO, Pubmed and PEDro, using the key-words: heart failure, non-invasive ventilation, exercise tolerance; and the free terms: bi-level positive airway pressure (BIPAP), continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), and functional capacity (terms were searched for in English and Portuguese) using the Boolean operators AND and OR...
February 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982272/cardiopulmonary-exercise-test-background-applicability-and-interpretation
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REVIEW
Artur Haddad Herdy, Luiz Eduardo Fonteles Ritt, Ricardo Stein, Claudio Gil Soares de Araújo, Mauricio Milani, Romeu Sérgio Meneghelo, Almir Sérgio Ferraz, Carlos Hossri, Antonio Eduardo Monteiro de Almeida, Miguel Morita Fernandes-Silva, Salvador Manoel Serra
Cardiopulmonary exercise test (CPET) has been gaining importance as a method of functional assessment in Brazil and worldwide. In its most frequent applications, CPET consists in applying a gradually increasing intensity exercise until exhaustion or until the appearance of limiting symptoms and/or signs. The following parameters are measured: ventilation; oxygen consumption (VO2); carbon dioxide production (VCO2); and the other variables of conventional exercise testing. In addition, in specific situations, pulse oximetry and flow-volume loops during and after exertion are measured...
November 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982270/elevated-heart-rate-is-associated-with-cardiac-denervation-in-patients-with-heart-failure-a-123-iodine-mibg-myocardial-scintigraphy-study
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Aline Sterque Villacorta, Humberto Villacorta, Jenne Serrão de Souza, José Antônio Caldas Teixeira, Maria Clara S S S Muradas, Christiane Rodrigues Alves, Bernardo Campanário Precht, Pilar Porto, Letícia Ubaldo, Cláudio Tinoco Mesquita, Antônio Cláudio Lucas da Nóbrega
Background: In the Systolic Heart Failure Treatment With the If Inhibitor Ivabradine Trial (SHIFT), heart rate (HR) reduction with ivabradine was associated with improved survival and reduced hospitalizations in patients with heart failure (HF). The mechanisms by which elevated HR increases mortality are not fully understood. Objective: To assess the relationship of baseline HR with clinical, neurohormonal and cardiac sympathetic activity in patients with chronic HF and elevated HR...
November 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832235/influence-of-heart-failure-on-resting-lung-volumes-in-patients-with-copd
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Aline Soares de Souza, Priscila Abreu Sperandio, Adriana Mazzuco, Maria Clara Alencar, Flávio Ferlin Arbex, Mayron Faria de Oliveira, Denis Eunan O'Donnell, José Alberto Neder
Objective: To evaluate the influence of chronic heart failure (CHF) on resting lung volumes in patients with COPD, i.e., inspiratory fraction-inspiratory capacity (IC)/TLC-and relative inspiratory reserve-[1 - (end-inspiratory lung volume/TLC)]. Methods: This was a prospective study involving 56 patients with COPD-24 (23 males/1 female) with COPD+CHF and 32 (28 males/4 females) with COPD only-who, after careful clinical stabilization, underwent spirometry (with forced and slow maneuvers) and whole-body plethysmography...
July 2016: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia: Publicaça̋o Oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812638/is-there-a-rationale-for-pulmonary-rehabilitation-following-successful-chemotherapy-for-tuberculosis
#9
REVIEW
Marcela Muñoz-Torrico, Adrian Rendon, Rosella Centis, Lia D'Ambrosio, Zhenia Fuentes, Carlos Torres-Duque, Fernanda Mello, Margareth Dalcolmo, Rogelio Pérez-Padilla, Antonio Spanevello, Giovanni Battista Migliori
The role of tuberculosis as a public health care priority and the availability of diagnostic tools to evaluate functional status (spirometry, plethysmography, and DLCO determination), arterial blood gases, capacity to perform exercise, lesions (chest X-ray and CT), and quality of life justify the effort to consider what needs to be done when patients have completed their treatment. To our knowledge, no review has ever evaluated this topic in a comprehensive manner. Our objective was to review the available evidence on this topic and draw conclusions regarding the future role of the "post-tuberculosis treatment" phase, which will potentially affect several million cases every year...
September 2016: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia: Publicaça̋o Oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27737393/impact-of-neuromuscular-electrical-stimulation-on-functional-capacity-of-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-on-hemodialysis
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Renata Spósito Roxo, Vivian Bertoni Xavier, Luiz Antônio Miorin, Andrea Olivares Magalhães, Yvoty Alves Dos Santos Sens, Vera Lúcia Dos Santos Alves
Introduction: Literature shows that patients undergoing hemodialysis present poor physical conditioning and low tolerance to exercise. They may also suffer from respiratory dysfunctions. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of neuromuscular electrical stimulation on pulmonary function and functional capacity of patients with chronic kidney disease on hemodialysis. Methods: Forty adult patients with chronic kidney disease on hemodialysis were prospectively studied and randomized into two groups (control n = 20 and treatment n = 20)...
July 2016: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia: ʹorgão Oficial de Sociedades Brasileira e Latino-Americana de Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27683775/postoperative-effect-of-physical-therapy-related-to-functional-capacity-and-respiratory-muscle-strength-in-patients-submitted-to-bariatric-surgery
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Josélia Jucirema Jarschel de Oliveira, Alexandre Coutinho Teixeira de Freitas, Andréa Adriana de Almeida
Background: Respiratory physiotherapy plays an important role preventing complications in bariatric surgery. Aim: To assess the effects of out-patient physiotherapy during post-operative period through respiratory pressures and functional capacity in individuals submitted to bariatric surgery. Method: A prospective longitudinal and controlled study was done in adults with body mass index (BMI) equal or greater than 40 kg/m², who have been submitted to bariatric surgery...
2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva: ABCD, Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27508909/living-arrangements-of-the-elderly-and-the-sociodemographic-and-health-determinants-a-longitudinal-study
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Alisson Fernandes Bolina, Darlene Mara Dos Santos Tavares
OBJECTIVES: to describe the sociodemographic characteristics and the number of morbidities in the elderly, according to the dynamics of living arrangements and evaluate the sociodemographic and health determinants of the living arrangements. METHODS: this is a household longitudinal survey (2005-2012), carried out with 623 elderly people. Descriptive statistical analysis and multinomial logistic regression were performed (p<0.05). RESULTS: there was predominance of elderly living alone, accompanied and with change in the living arrangements, females, age range between 60├ 70 years, 1├ 4 years of study and with income between 1├┤ 3 minimum wages...
August 8, 2016: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27462894/impact-of-respiratory-therapy-in-vital-capacity-and-functionality-of-patients-undergoing-abdominal-surgery
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Shanlley Cristina da Silva Fernandes, Rafaella Souza Dos Santos, Erica Albanez Giovanetti, Corinne Taniguchi, Cilene Saghabi de Medeiros Silva, Raquel Afonso Caserta Eid, Karina Tavares Timenetsky, Denise Carnieli-Cazati
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the vital capacity after two chest therapy techniques in patients undergoing abdominal surgical. METHODS: A prospective randomized study carried out with patients admitted to the Intensive Care Unit after abdominal surgery. We checked vital capacity, muscular strength using the Medical Research Council scale, and functionality with the Functional Independence Measure the first time the patient was breathing spontaneously (D1), and also upon discharge from the Intensive Care Unit (Ddis)...
April 2016: Einstein
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27438036/tranexamic-acid-action-on-liver-regeneration-after-partial-hepatectomy-experimental-model-in-rats
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Felipe Antonio Sobral, Henrique Daga, Henrique Nogueira Rasera, Matheus da Rocha Pinheiro, Igor Furlan Cella, Igor Henrique Morais, Luciana de Oliveira Marques, Luiz Martins Collaço
BACKGROUND: Different lesions may affect the liver resulting in harmful stimuli. Some therapeutic procedures to treat those injuries depend on liver regeneration to increase functional capacity of this organ. AIM: Evaluate the effects of tranexamic acid on liver regeneration after partial hepatectomy in rats. METHOD: 40 rats (Rattus norvegicus albinus, Rodentia mammalia) of Wistar-UP lineage were randomly divided into two groups named control (CT) and tranexamic acid (ATX), with 20 rats in each...
April 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva: ABCD, Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27383939/impact-of-long-term-treatment-with-inhaled-corticosteroids-and-bronchodilators-on-lung-function-in-a-patient-with-post-infectious-bronchiolitis-obliterans
#15
Cecilia Calabrese, Nadia Corcione, Gaetano Rea, Francesco Stefanelli, Ilernando Meoli, Alessandro Vatrella
Post-infectious bronchiolitis obliterans (PIBO) is a small airways disease characterized by fixed airflow limitation. Therefore, inhaled bronchodilators and corticosteroids are not recommended as maintenance therapy options. The management of PIBO currently consists only of close monitoring of affected patients, aimed at the prevention and early treatment of pulmonary infections. In recent years, there has been an increase in the incidence of PIBO in the pediatric population. Patients with PIBO are characterized by a progressive decline in lung function, accompanied by a decrease in overall functional capacity...
May 2016: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia: Publicaça̋o Oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26342418/-factors-associated-with-empowerment-in-people-with-a-spinal-cord-injury-due-to-traffic-accidents
#16
Raquel Suriá Martínez
OBJETIVO: Analizar la capacidad de empoderamiento de un grupo de personas con lesión medular en función de la edad, el sexo, la condición funcional y la edaden la cual adquirieron la lesión. METHODS: Ninety-four participants with a spinal cord injury (42 tetraplegics and 52 paraplegics) completed the Spanish version of the Rogers, Chamberlin, Ellison and Crean Scale (1997), designed to measure empowerment. RESULTS: The analyses indicated higher levels of empowerment among women...
September 2015: Gaceta Sanitaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25934005/-factors-associated-with-empowerment-in-people-with-a-spinal-cord-injury-due-to-traffic-accidents
#17
Raquel Suriá Martínez
OBJETIVO: Analizar la capacidad de empoderamiento de un grupo de personas con lesión medular en función de la edad, el sexo, la condición funcional y la edaden la cual adquirieron la lesión. METHODS: Ninety-four participants with a spinal cord injury (42 tetraplegics and 52 paraplegics) completed the Spanish version of the Rogers, Chamberlin, Ellison and Crean Scale (1997), designed to measure empowerment. RESULTS: The analyses indicated higher levels of empowerment among women...
May 2015: Gaceta Sanitaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25742419/association-between-hemodynamic-profile-physical-capacity-and-quality-of-life-in-pulmonary-hypertension
#18
Diego de Faria Magalhães Torres, Walter Araujo Zin, Agnaldo José Lopes, Patrícia dos Santos Vigário, Marcelo Iorio Garcia, Daniel Waetge, Marcelo Luiz da Silva Bandeira, Luiz Gustavo Pignataro Bessa, Fernando Silva Guimarães
BACKGROUND: No studies have described and evaluated the association between hemodynamics, physical limitations and quality of life in patients with pulmonary hypertension (PH) without concomitant cardiovascular or respiratory disease. OBJECTIVE: To describe the hemodynamic profile, quality of life and physical capacity of patients with PH from groups I and IV and to study the association between these outcomes. METHODS: Cross-sectional study of patients with PH from clinical groups I and IV and functional classes II and III undergoing the following assessments: hemodynamics, exercise tolerance and quality of life...
May 2015: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24870035/fatigue-assessment-and-its-impact-in-the-quality-of-life-of-patients-with-ankylosing-spondylitis
#19
Emilce Edith Schneeberger, María Florencia Marengo, Fernando Dal Pra, José Antonio Maldonado Cocco, Gustavo Citera
The most frequently reported symptoms by patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) are pain, stiffness, and fatigue. Previous studies have estimated a 63% prevalence of fatigue in AS, with a low correlation of fatigue with pain and functional capacity. The objective of this study is to assess fatigue prevalence in AS patients and establish the main associated factors. A case-control study including AS patients according to New York modified criteria was carried out. The control group included individuals of the general population without rheumatic conditions, matched by gender, age, and socioeconomic level...
March 2015: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/21249701/water-based-exercises-for-improving-activities-of-daily-living-after-stroke
#20
REVIEW
Jan Mehrholz, Joachim Kugler, Marcus Pohl
BACKGROUND: Water-based exercises are used in rehabilitation and might help to reduce disability after stroke. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effect of water-based exercises for reducing disability after stroke. SEARCH STRATEGY: We searched the Cochrane Stroke Group Trials Register (last searched August 2010), the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) (The Cochrane Library 2010, Issue 4), MEDLINE (1966 to April 2010), EMBASE (1980 to April 2010), CINAHL (1982 to April 2010), AMED (1985 to April 2010), SPORTDiscus (1949 to April 2010), the Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro, April 2010) and OT Seeker (1969 to April 2010)...
January 19, 2011: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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